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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist
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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist

Program Summary

Stratford's Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist course has compiled vital information about drugs and their effects on the human body as well as a variety of valuable counseling methods. This course is an excellent way to gain access to a wealth of information compiled by professionals in this field.

Whether you are a concerned family member or are interested in a career as a drug and alcohol treatment specialist, Stratford's course can help you learn how to appropriately help those who suffer with addiction.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for social and human service assistants is $30,830. The number of jobs is projected to increase by 11% through 2024, which is faster than average.*

Stratford offers convenient at-home study that can be completed when YOU have time. Request free information or get started with just a low down payment.
Preparing to Counsel Others
• The Foundations of Human Behavior
• The Process of Socialization
• Social Issues in General
• Social Issues in the Workplace
• A Recipe for Psychological and Social Wellness
• Counseling Tasks and Competencies
• Recognizing Ambiguity and Complexity

Drugs and Society Volume 1
• Effects of Drugs on Society and Dimensions of Drug Use
• Understanding Drug Use and Abuse
• Drug Use, Regulation and the Law
• Homeostatic Systems and Drugs
• How and Why Drugs Work
• CNS Depressants
• Pharmacological Effects of Alcohol
• Behavioral Effects of Alcohol

Drugs and Society Volume 2
• Narcotics
• Stimulants
• Tobacco
• Hallucinogens
• Marijuana
• Inhalants
• OTC, Prescription and Herbal Drugs
• Drug Use within Major Subcultures
• Drug Abuse Prevention
• Treating Drug Dependence

Substance Abuse Counseling
• Substance Abuse Counseling for the 21st Century
• Drugs and Their Effects
• Motivational Interviewing
• Assessment and Treatment Planning
• Helping Clients Change
• Empowering Clients through Group Work
• Maintaining Change in Substance Use Behavior
• Working with Families
• Programming Planning and Evaluation
• Preventing Substance Abuse
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist Course

"I am currently doing volunteer counseling with my church. This course has helped me better understand how to talk with a client, what to say and what not to say, and how to handle difficult situations."

Billy T.

"I have done crisis counseling in a mental health unit as a volunteer. The knowledge gained from this course has helped me a lot in my work."

Carolyn D.